Now that 2013 has drawn to a close, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past year.
In 2013, Farmscape helped create 74 new gardens and welcomed 49 new members to our weekly farming program. Among those 74 new gardens was this beautiful hillside project in Palos Verdes:
We continued to work with the Jonathan Club, expanding their downtown LA rooftop project, and adding quite a bit of growing space:
Farmscape is seeking a full-time urban farmer.
Farmscape is seeking a part-time urban farmer for West Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. We anticipate the position will grow to full-time work within six months.
Announcing Farmscape's new book!
In Beans from My Father, Farmscape argues with itself on almost every page. In this lively autobiography, Farmscape explores its background as both a social and environmental cause, and also a business. What does it mean to be a mission-based, conscientous organization, and yet also feel compelled to break-even on the balance sheet?
At Farmscape we're proud to grow food in what an academic might call the “interstitial spaces” of the city. The nooks, and the crannies, the parkways, the vacant lots, the parks, and side yards between buildings, but most especially the residential landscapes. Places that more often tend to be under the dominion of turf grass, weeds, ivy, and trees.
What’s exciting about farming in the Space Between? We take land that agriculture has forsaken, surrendered to urban development. But we turn it into intensive urban gardens, and then we can harvest a quality of produce fresher than any distant farm field ever could. Meanwhile, we don't have to leave the city to do our work.